Monreal, Masbate

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Map of Masbate with Monreal highlighted
Map of Masbate with Monreal highlighted
Monreal is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°38′N 123°40′E / 12.633°N 123.667°E / 12.633; 123.667Coordinates: 12°38′N 123°40′E / 12.633°N 123.667°E / 12.633; 123.667
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 1st district
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Ben G. Espiloy
 • Vice-mayor Romeo L. Grona
 • Total 128.67 km2 (49.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 25,366
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5418
Dialing code 56

Monreal is a fourth class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. It is located on the northern part of Ticao Island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,366 people.[3]


Monreal is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Cantorna
  • Famosa
  • Macarthur
  • Maglambong
  • Morocborocan
  • Poblacion
  • Guinhadap
  • Real
  • Rizal
  • Santo Niño
  • Togoron


Population census of Monreal
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,796 —    
1995 18,775 −0.02%
2000 19,832 +1.18%
2007 21,693 +1.24%
2010 25,366 +5.86%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


Monreal's local economy is based on fishing. A local conservation effort to protect the environment lead to the development of tourism industry in the municipality. The Halea Island Retreat and Nature Park is the number one attraction for tourists both local and foreign, creating employment opportunities for the local folks and generating revenues for the local government in terms of taxes.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: MASBATE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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